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#06-24 Words for Water … Poet Rita Wong on the essential element

Canadian poet and activist Rita Wong reads from her essays and poems that contrast traditional indigenous knowledge of and respect for water and the settler practices of burying streams and carelessly polluting this finite and essential element for all life on earth. 

Acclaimed poet and associate professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Rita Wong investigates the relationships between contemporary poetics, social justice, ecology, and decolonization. She focuses on poetics of water.